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Finals are over and I still can't believe how quickly the semester flew by. And although by the end I was getting tired and life was so busy, I still loved it so much and I'm excited to keep going! AND if you remember from this back to school post,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Chez Gisele
I love this project! This is something I would love to do at some point...I love my morning coffee and what a fun challenge to take a unique photo each day. :) Thanks for sharing all of your creativity!
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2014 on mini album: a year of cups at
Great post! I started my blog over a year ago (but not with nearly as much gusto as you) and this post is a good reminder of the things that I really need to focus on to feel like I'm succeeding. I love that you are genuine and started your blog with a "bang"! I'm thinking about getting the Blog 2.0 course to help me fine-tune my process...did you find it helpful?
It all started when Elise posted a sneak peek for her 29 handmade clutches for sale this month. I instantly wanted one...they are beautiful and unique...and made by Elise (she's totally inspiring!) And then I realized that I don't own a single clutch...have never carried one...don't know if I would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Chez Gisele
Dump it out with a thud. I show you how to squish it. You rub your fingers together not sure of the texture. I start with basics...ball, worm, heart... You decide you're semi ok with this new medium. You put pieces inside the cup, close the lid, take them out.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Chez Gisele
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Thank you Alexandrea! I's so fun to think of date ideas but getting out there and finding the time is probably more of a struggle. :) Hope you get an "actual" date night soon!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on Date Night Ideas - 30 Days of Lists at Chez Gisele
Thank you so much Michelle! It was so fun seeing how everyone approaches their listing on the blog hop!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on Date Night Ideas - 30 Days of Lists at Chez Gisele
Ok, it's been 8 years since I stopped going to school....8 years!? That's a long time and I honestly didn't think i'd ever go back but, once I made the decision, I have been super excited. That being said...I was pretty anxious about my first day. Like, seriously... do people... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Chez Gisele
Thanks Meg! Board games is a great idea too!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2014 on Date Night Ideas - 30 Days of Lists at Chez Gisele
I read about this fun idea on another blog about using basic lists to document what your life looks like at the moment. It makes documenting your life easier if you don't have time or desire to be super crafty, just love lists, or it can give you an opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Chez Gisele
Laughing at Graham "planking" with his aunt and uncle. Enjoying all of the rainy days and thunderstorms we've been having this summer. Feeling excited and nervous to start school next week. Remembering how ridiculously high priced text books are. Discovered the TV show Community on Hulu... how did I miss... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Chez Gisele
Happy Tuesday! ...we're off to the library to see what we can find! :) Gisele (& Graham) Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Chez Gisele
One of my favorite things right now is to make scrambled eggs with Graham. The thing is... I know I'll be picking shells out of the bowl. I know egg will drip onto the counter into a sticky mess. I know i'll have more dishes to do. I know it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Chez Gisele
In the last few months, Graham has become obsessed with reading. He's always loved books, but he will now sit still for (sometimes) five books in a row! Usually the first thing out of his mouth each morning is "book!" while pointing to his collection and he wants to read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Chez Gisele
I was so excited when I read that the One Little Word prompt for May encouraged us to use layering techniques that I've always wanted to try. The prompt was to create nine cards with "I am" statements that are relevant in our lives right now...some positive, some maybe not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Chez Gisele
It's July and I'm excited to say that I'm finally caught up on all of my One Little Word prompts! I'll be sharing them over the next few days. :) Aprils prompt was two part. First was to connect with your word visually through photos...I used the statement "I Choose..."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Chez Gisele
Chelsea, YES!! He will definitely be listening to Newsies!! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on Family Photo - April at Chez Gisele
Thank you Heidi! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on Moving Forward at Chez Gisele
Our master bedroom has gotten the short end of the stick over the last few years as we've decorated our home. The reasons being that: No one really sees it anyways, right? I just cannot for the life of me figure out the bedding situation...blankets are too heavy/light/not breathable/ high... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Chez Gisele
I've been in a funk lately... unmotivated, uncreative, uninspired...tired. I'm in a place where I'm asking some really big questions in my life that i've never truly allowed myself to ask or explore. I know that's pretty vague and I'm fine with that seeing as the word, vague, explains how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Chez Gisele
As I carefully choose my seat between the girlfriends sharing latest news and the gentleman one seat away I notice that he acknowledges me as I walk in his direction. His eyes say "I'm open", he almost speaks but reads me uncertainly and goes back to drinking his coffee contently.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Chez Gisele
I did it!! I captured our monthly family photo before the very last day of the wasn't easy, but to me, it's worth the little inconvenience to document the three of us together. My brother Travis took this for us during our family Easter dinner. It was a perfectly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Chez Gisele
The last few weeks were extremely iconic for me as a mother...there are some things that just represent childhood in my mind and when they happen I think...this is how I imagined it would be, I'm totally a mom! There are of course the big ones... the first laugh, smile,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Chez Gisele
In March I read Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman for my monthly reading challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed it! She writes about her experiences as an American living in Paris and learning about French parenting. So much of what she writes about seems like common sense, and then again,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Chez Gisele